Movies like The Blade

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The Blade (1995)
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The Blade (1995)
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Genre: Action
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A young man adopted by a renowned swordsmith, discovers that his real father was killed by a powerful bandit called Lung. Leaving to seek revenge, he runs foul of a group of vicious desert scum, losing his right arm in the process. After being nursed back to health, he eventually learns to compensate for his loss and returns to confront the man who murdered his father.
Style: exciting, rough, epic, serious, suspenseful, stylized, cult film
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, survival, crimes, vengeance, heroes, confined, disability, love triangle, kidnapping, clergy, orphan, good versus evil, hopes, danger, escapades, lone wolves, rivalry, rescue, woman in danger, criminal's revenge, righting the wronged, tough heroes, sex, kung fu, warrior ...
Time: 90s
Place: hong kong, asia

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Most similar movies to The Blade

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, exciting, suspenseful and rough films with plots about martial arts, heroes, rivalry, danger, master warrior, crimes and vengeance mostly in Action, Adventure and Fantasy genres. Some movies like The Blade: True Legend (2010), The Storm Riders (1998), A Serious Shock! Yes Madam! (1993), Swordsman II (1992), The Shadow Boxer (1974). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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True Legend (2010)
Genre: Action, Drama, History
Country: China
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Su Qi-Er, a wealthy man living during the Qing Dynasty who loses his fortune and reputation as a result of a conspiracy against him. After being forced out onto the streets, Su dedicates his life to martial arts and reemerges as a patriotic hero ...
Style: stylized, suspenseful, exciting, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, fight, army, good versus evil, vengeance, uninhibited rivalry, family in danger, family relations, family feud, rescue, rivalry, escapades ...
Time: 1900s
Place: asia, china, ancient china
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100%
The Storm Riders (1998)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 128 min.
Story: Based on a comic book called Fung Wan (or Tin Ha), the movie stars Ekin Cheng as Wind and Aaron Kwok as Cloud. The plot involves two children, Whispering Wind and Striding Cloud, who become powerful warriors under the evil warlord Conquer's ...
Style: exciting, stylized, suspenseful, serious
Plot: martial arts, save the world, master villain, escapades, love and romance, heroes, good versus evil, adventure, parents and children, vengeance, love triangle, charity ...
Place: asia, hong kong
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
A Serious Shock! Yes Madam! (1993)
Genre: Action
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Though policewoman Hsie Wan-chin (Cynthia Yang Li-ching) is merrily planning for her wedding with fellow cop Wilson Tsiang (Lawrence Ng Kai-wah), he is having an illicit affair with her best friend, May (Moon Lee). When Wilson tries to break things ...
Style: serious, exciting, suspenseful, rough, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: girls with guns, dishonesty, chases and races, crimes, danger, frame up, confined, crime, betrayal, love and romance, rivalry, deadly ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: hong kong, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 7.2
 4K
Swordsman II (1992)
Genre: Action, Fantasy
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Jet Li plays Ling, a student from the Blue Mountain school of martial arts, who, along with fellow students and Kiddo, find themselves embroiled in a country-wide political/clan war with the Highlander clan in the forefront of the battle.
Style: exciting, captivating, suspenseful, stylized, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: good versus evil, heroes, master warrior, betrayal, martial arts, tough heroes, escape attempt, mortal combat, danger, rescue, adventure, rivalry ...
Place: asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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The Shadow Boxer (1974)
Genre: Action
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Chen Wo-Fu plays construction worker Ku Ting, whose skill at "tai chi" (shadow boxing) is as great as his pacifism. But when his girlfriend is raped by vicious gangsters, he shows everyone the true power and beauty of tai chi.
Style: exciting, realistic, serious, rough, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, vigilantism, vengeance, forced into action, tough heroes, heroes, crimes, rivalry, gangsters, graphic violence, one man army, master warrior ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: hong kong, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
The Avenging Quartet (1993)
Genre: Action
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A female Chinese cop teams up with a lady kung-fu master to stop two female Japanese gangsters from stealing a valuable painting.
Style: suspenseful, rough, serious, realistic, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, kung fu, obsessive quest, forgery, love and romance, heroes, life is a bitch, master warrior, uncover truth, violence spree, love triangle, graphic violence ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: hong kong, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
The Dragon from Russia (1990)
Genre: Action
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A former member of a band of criminals known as the 'Eight-Hundred Dragons' is living in fear in Manchuria as the clan does not allow people to leave alive. However, he is eventually tracked down, and kidnapped along with a young ...
Style: suspenseful, stylized, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, rivalry, undercover, criminal heroes, drug dealing, partners against crime, assassination attempt, track down, crimes, on the run, gangsters, vengeance ...
Time: 80s
Place: hong kong, asia, russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
Shaolin Deadly Kicks (1982)
Genre: Action
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Eight thieves steal a treasure map and split it into eight pieces, vowing to regroup three years later. But they'll have to deal with a deadly-kicking cop.
Style: stylized, suspenseful, bleak, rough, serious ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: betrayal, martial arts, heroes, kung fu, dishonesty, rivalry, chases and races, partners, crimes, escapades, criminal heroes, danger ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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Champ vs. Champ (1980)
Genre: Action
Country: South Korea, Hong Kong
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A gang leader targets the daughter of an enemy who's been promised to a local fighter. After losing his leg to a poison arrow, the fighter learns to fight again using a metal leg.
Style: stylized, rough, suspenseful, semi serious, exciting
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: martial arts, heroes, master warrior, train, wrongfully committed, uninhibited rivalry, track down, vigilantism, vengeance, battles, one man army, supernatural ability ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
Maximum Cage Fighting (2006)
Genre: Action
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Jimmy Garren, a former Tae Kwon Do world champion, is now retired and a widowed father to ten-year-old Katie. So when he's challenged by a famous cage fighter-and former rival Nick "the Nasty" Harper-to a fight, he refuses...until ...
Style: realistic, serious, rough, suspense
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: martial arts, one man army, adventure, rivalry, ambition, save the day, tough heroes, survival, vigilantism, athlete and trainer, battles, righting the wronged ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: brazil
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
Another Meltdown (1998)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A patriotic Chinese cop is reposted to fictional East European country Lavernia as punishment for ignoring orders during a plane hijack operation. There he encounters his ex-girlfriend, who fled to Lavernia after Tiananmen Square. Their paths soon ...
Style: realistic, serious, exciting, suspenseful, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, rivalry, criminal heroes, partners against crime, best friends, danger, crimes, confined, law enforcement, master criminal, lone wolves, heroes ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: europe, hong kong, china, russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 4.2
 550
Underground (2007)
Genre: Action
Country: UK
Duration: 95 min.
Story: In the UK suburbs, an underground tournament is set to challenge twelve fighters from different backgrounds to compete for the price of £500,000. They have been handpicked for a no-holds barred competition that will push each fighter to their ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, exciting, serious, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, ambition, heroic mission, rivalry, heroes, fighting crime, crimes, master warrior, danger, escapades, sport, underdog ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
The Executioner (1974)
Genre: Action
Country: Japan
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Three street toughs are hired to take down a Tokyo drug dealer in this hard-hitting Toei karate action film.
Style: rough, suspenseful, exciting, serious, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, heroes, martial arts, hitman, stoners, tough heroes, drug dealing, crime, vengeance, rivalry, leadership, crimes ...
Time: 70s
Place: japan, tokyo, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Once Upon a Time in China and America (1997)
Genre: Action, Adventure, History, Western
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 102 min.
Story: So goes to the U.S. to open a martial arts school. Around this time, many Chinese people were sold off to U.S. railroad companies, and were brutally treated by the Americans under the harsh working conditions. Thus, the American workers' hatred ...
Style: serious, exciting, rough, captivating, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, heroes, kung fu, kung fu classic, rescue, adventure, danger, memory loss, fish out of water, rivalry, fighting crime, society ...
Time: 90s
Place: california, asia, hong kong, san francisco, usa ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 6.2
 29K
Ong-bak 2 (2008)
Genre: Action
Country: Thailand
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Moments from death a young man is rescued by a renowned warrior. Realizing unsurpassed physical potential in the young boy he trains him into the most dangerous man alive. As he becomes a young man he goes on a lone mission of vengeance against the ...
Style: serious, stylized, rough, twists and turns, sincere ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, betrayal, destiny, one man army, human spirit, danger, rivalry, heroes, master warrior, vengeance, slavery, ruler ...
Time: 15th century, middle ages, 1400s
Place: thailand, asia, hong kong, china
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 4.2
 220
The Sanctuary (2009)
Genre: Action
Country: Thailand
Duration: 87 min.
Story: In 1897, the “Poisoned Knife” clan broke into the royal palace of Thailand to steal the Royal Antiques which the King intended to give to America as a reward for its help in negotiations that avoided Thai territorial cuts. The clan succeeded in ...
Style: rough, serious, stylized, exciting, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, danger, save the world, criminal heroes, heroic mission, daring rescue, crimes, one man army, good versus evil, treasure hunt, dishonesty, master warrior ...
Time: 19th century, 21st century
Place: thailand
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
Fighting Madam 2 (1988)
Genre: Action
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Mona, Billy and Elaine are a tough trio known as the "Angels." While they are on vacation in Malaysia (Kuala Lumpur), they find out that one of Billy's school-chums is now a gun-runner plotting a revolution in Malaysia with his ...
Style: serious, realistic, exciting, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, heroes, crimes, danger, partners, law enforcement, strong violent content, strong female presence, partners against crime, police investigation, fighting crime, gory ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: asia, hong kong
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
Once Upon a Time in China IV (1993)
Genre: Action
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Wong Fei Hung must deal with both foreign threats and the nationalist Red Lantern Society in this continuation of the popular kung fu series.
Style: cult film
Plot: blood splatter, brawl, ambush, good versus evil, duel, kung fu, fistfight, martial arts, sword fight, blood spatter, tough guy, beating ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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 5.0
 737
Kung Fu Killer (2008)
Genre: Action
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 176 min.
Story: China is in unrest, as the Republic falls prey to Warlords like Kahn Xin, who holds an entire province hostage to the opium trade—and destroys all who oppose him. Only the revered Wudang monks dare stand in Kahn’s way in order to protect the ...
Style: exciting, serious, captivating, tense, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: revenge, martial arts, kung fu, escapades, track down, tough heroes, race against time, crimes, rivalry, duel, danger, heroes ...
Time: 20th century, 20s, 1920s
Place: asia, china
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
Crippled Masters (1979)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: Taiwan, Hong Kong
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Two men skilled in the arts of Kung-Fu are betrayed by their master and crippled for life, one left with no arms and the other with no legs. Despite their obvious disadvantages, they learn to combine their martial arts skills and seek revenge ...
Style: rough, bleak, suspenseful, exciting, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, heroes, cripple, disability, vengeance, royal family, master criminal, misfit, escapades, danger, crimes, confined ...
Time: 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 7.3
 4K
Dragon Inn (1992)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 88 min.
Story: During the Ming Dynasty, Tsao Sui Yan, the power-hungry and ruthless eunuch leader of East Chamber, craves his own kingdom. He intends on destroying the rebelling clans by using a traitorous secretary's children as bait. Ultimately, the two ...
Style: exciting, realistic, serious, stylized, epic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, adventure, rivalry, rescue, escapades, danger, crimes, master warrior, good versus evil, dragon, heroic mission, battle ...
Place: china, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 4.6
 260
To Be the Best (1993)
Genre: Action
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Eric Kulhane, a member of the U.S. Kickboxing Team, lets his quick temper and obsessive love for beautiful Cheryl make him the perfect target for blackmail. In order to stop ruthless gambler from rigging the World Championship and killing Cheryl, ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, stylized, realistic, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, kung fu, kickboxing, drugs/alcohol, strong sexual content, tough heroes, gambling, drug abuse, vengeance, obsession, graphic violence, gory ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: las vegas
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
In the Line of Duty III: Force of the Dragon (1988)
Genre: Action
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 84 min.
Story: In a bloody beginning, a pair of stylish Japanese thieves steal some valuable gems. In a harrowing scene, during their escape, they kill the partner of a ruffled detective (think Columbo with a Chuck Barris hairdo). The detective swears revenge, and ...
Style: exciting, realistic, serious, suspenseful, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heist, graphic violence, crime gone awry, chases and races, rivalry, terrorism, track down, vengeance, law enforcement, danger, partners, tough law enforcer ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: hong kong, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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Burning Paradise (1994)
Genre: Adventure, Action, Fantasy
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 104 min.
Story: An exotic, legendary battle between the forces of good and evil comes to life as the celebrated disciples of the Shaolin Temple -- monks who practice a lethal and spiritual form of martial arts -- fight the evil followers of China's Manchu ...
Style: epic, serious, atmospheric, stylized
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, heroic mission, gang, imaginary, heroes, master warrior, daring rescue, adventure, danger, prison, confined, crimes ...
Place: china, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
Cleopatra Jones and the Casino of Gold (1975)
Genre: Action
Country: Hong Kong, USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: When fellow operatives (and childhood friends) Matthew Johnson and Melvin Johnson disappear during an undercover mission in Hong Kong, Cleopatra Jones travels there to find them. With the help of local detective Mi Ling, Cleopatra discovers that her ...
Style: realistic, serious, rough, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: undercover, martial arts, heroin, casino, kung fu, drug dealing, chases and races, crimes, adventure, graphic violence, danger, heroes ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: hong kong, usa, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
Prisoner 701 Sasori (2008)
Genre: Action
Country: Japan, Hong Kong
Duration: 103 min.
Story: When a band of assassins invade the home of their target Hei Tai they find only his lovely, innocent, bride-to-be, Nami and force upon her a cruel dilemma: either she kills her fiancee’s sister or they kill her fiancee. Trapped, and unable to ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, exciting, serious, realistic ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: women's prison, revenge, life turned upside down, martial arts, rivalry, fugitives, criminal heroes, deadly, crimes, chases and races, confined, life is a bitch ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: asia, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
Shootfighter II (1996)
Genre: Action
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: In this martial-arts actioner, Miami mobsters find themselves in mortal danger after an angry police chief hires the world's most vicious fighters and uses them to launch a city-wide vendetta
Style: suspenseful, rough, exciting, serious, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, rivalry, crimes, law enforcement, danger, working undercover, vengeance, deadly, master warrior, contests and competitions, heroes, ambition ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: miami, florida
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
American Shaolin (1991)
Genre: Action
Country: USA, Hong Kong
Duration: 106 min.
Story: After being humiliated in the ring by a dirty kickboxer who pulled down his shorts and then hit him, a martial arts master decides to travel to China and enter a monastery where he may learn the Shaolin form of fighting. The film then veers into ...
Style: rough, realistic, exciting, tense, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, kickboxer, master warrior, misfit, contests and competitions, escapades, vengeance, rivalry, fish out of water, uninhibited rivalry, teaching the ways of the world, tough heroes ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: usa, asia, china
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 5.0
 13K
Ong-bak 3 (2010)
Genre: Action
Country: Thailand
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Ong Bak 3 picks up where Ong Bak 2 had left off. Tien is captured and almost beaten to death before he is saved and brought back to the Kana Khone villagers. There he is taught meditation and how to deal with his Karma, but very soon his arch rival ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, sentimental, captivating, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, village, heroes, one man army, master warrior, supernatural ability, deadly, curses spells and rituals, human spirit, destiny, vengeance, reincarnation ...
Time: ancient history, 15th century
Place: thailand, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
Blades of Blood (2010)
Genre: Action
Country: South Korea
Duration: 108 min.
Story: In the 16th century in Chosun dynasty, HWANG Jung-hak and LEE Mong-hak create the “Grand Alliance” with the united dream of a better world. While the new leader LEE dreams of eradicating this world of all its corruption and becoming king ...
Style: captivating, exciting, serious, tense, epic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, rivalry, political unrest, danger, dishonesty, escapades, politics, assassination attempt, adventure, vengeance, sword fight, graphic violence ...
Time: 16th century
Place: korea, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%